Card w/slot for medal:Admiral George Dewey,Sept.30,1933

Object Number: 
2334
Date: 
1898 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/16 in. ( 3.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of border: "C.F.ALIESKY SC."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing uniformed three-quarter portrait of George Dewey facing right with legend: "ADMIRAL. U.S.N. GEO. DEWEY." Reverse shows winged allegorical figure of Victory flanked by winged putti holding torch and scepter, with star above; legend: "VICTORY.MANILA MAY 1ST 1898."
Gallery Label: 
This medal commemorates the victory of the U.S. Asiatic Squadron under the command of commodore George Dewey in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group